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  • 2018-10-18

    Bridget Kane on Information Systems in Health Care

    What is Information systems in healthcare and and what is the latest research with regard to information communication and collaboration among hospital-based medical teams? Bridget Kane gave an insight at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences' Academic Lecturers of 2018 on October 17th.

    The importance of the design of systems that support clinicians in their work while keeping patients at the centre of focus, and the implications for inappropriate design were discussed. Much of Bridget Kane's research is about questions like: What are the future directions in the development of information technology for healthcare? What are the expectations for research in the application of technology in health care?

  • 2018-09-20

    Hello there, Rodney Clarke...

    ... researcher and lecturer at University of Wollongong. You are also an associate professor of Information Systems here at Karlstad Business School. Commuting between the two work places takes an unusually long time – about 32 hours of travel from door to door.

    How come you work here in Karlstad?
    - I came in contact with Information Systems at the beginning of the 2000’s and have had cooperation with Samot and CTF. This time I have been at Information Systems through an Erasmus-exchange.

  • 2018-09-17

    Evaluation of Information Systems education

    In a collaborative effort to assure the quality of education at their universities, some universities are making their own evaluation of each other. Today the Treklöver Report about Karlstad Business School's- part of Karlstad University - educational programmes in Information Systems was published.

    The report mentions several good examples at the Information Systems group at Karlstad Business School, all to be shared by the Information Systems community in Sweden . Among these are the well-developed collaboration with industry and other future employers. Another strenght identified by the evaluation team, is the connection to various research projects within the Master’s programme. The connection between research and education means that this small programme can run with good qaulity ensured.

  • 2018-09-07

    Gunnar Olsson new co-worker at Information Systems

    Information Systems at Karlstad Business School, welcomed a new teacher on the first of August. Gunnar Olsson, with a sterling background within the IT-business and a former Olympic medalist, has stepped into the academic world.

    Gunnar Olsson is originally from Timrå, a place north of Sundsvall that has a strong athletic tradition, not least in ice hockey with the men’s A-team of Timrå IK in the Swedish hockey league, SHL. For Gunnar Olsson it was canoe instead.

    - I was around 13 years old when the youth Swedish Championship in canoe took place in Timrå. I saw all the canoes and thought it was cool. The middle sister in the family started first, after that me and my younger sister joined the sports of canoe, says Gunnar.

  • 2018-06-28

    Digitalisation, medicine and health in focus

    The International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, IEEE CBMS 2018, was held on 18–21 June at Karlstad University. Around 100 international researchers and other experts in the area of medical and health technology participated in the symposium to present their own research and exchange knowledge and experience with others.

    “IEEE CBMS is a top-ranked conference and this is the first time it is held in Sweden,” says Bridget Kane, Docent in Information Systems at the Karlstad Business School. “We received a lot of positive feedback from the participants during the conference, both regarding its content and organisation.”

    IEEE CBMS 2018 is the 31st International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems and the conference is held annually in June. The conference gathers researchers and other experts from a number of different fields connected to medical and health technology.

  • 2018-05-08

    ITQ network celebrated 10 years

    ITQ – the network for girls studying IT at universities and practitioners in business, celebrated 10 years with cake, guest lectures, and not least mingle and networking. The guest was Siduri Poli, the digital inspirer of 2017, who told of her interest for technology as a tool for change.

    Present were also current IT students, high school students from Fria Läroverken as well as professionals from CGI, Ibiz solutions, Municipality of Karlstad, Netgain, Sogeti and ÅF. Several of the professionals have themselves taken an IT education at Karlstad Business School and Karlstad University - and were notably happy to be back for a guest performance.

Contact: Subject representative professor John Sören Pettersson telephone +46547002553. Faculty administrator Berit Kessler telephone +4670541767. More information under Contact